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Houston Texans News: December 17, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

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Texans and Andre Johnson Can Both Benefit from Parting Ways | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Texans add QB Ricky Stanzi to the practice squad - Ultimate Texans
The Texans made three official moves Tuesday to address their quarterback shortage.

Texans still looking for answer to 13-year QB problem - Ultimate Texans
Texans coach Bill O’Brien is all about control.

Andre Johnson named Man of the Year finalist
Andre Johnson is a finalist for the 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year award for his outstanding community service and excellence on the field.

Johnson: "I feel like I'll be out there"
Andre Johnson is confident he'll play on Sunday against the Ravens.

Around the League

NFL power rankings, Week 16: Patriots back on top, Packers tumble -
Big wins from the Patriots and Seahawks, not so much from the Packers. Let's rank them all!

3 is a magic number in the NFL -
Third quarters, third downs ... some NFL teams have a weird relationship with the number this season. The SB Nation department of football epidemiology has a full report on ailing franchises.

Jeremy Mincey, the unsung hero of the Cowboys' win -
The Cowboys kept the Eagles' offense in check for a key victory. Jeremy Mincey's two sacks were a big part of that, so he's taking home Stephen White's Hoss of the Week award.

New York Jets owner accidentally favorites tweet calling for GM to be fired -
One suspects their first meeting after this Twitter mistake was interesting.

RG3, Jay Gruden trying to get on the same page again -
Whatever they think about each other behind closed doors, Robert Griffin III and Jay Gruden appear to be determined to make the best of the rest of the season.

Chris Conte said some dangerous things about playing with concussions -
Chris Conte says he's fine trading off longevity for a fun football career. This is not really how that works.

FCC can't stop Tom Brady from cursing -
Tom Brady likes to swear when playing football. If you have a problem with that, then go to the FCC.

The Bears' naked discontent -
With two weeks left in the season, the Bears can't contain their discord any longer. The sources are frustrated, and they're no longer anonymous.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Jed Lowrie signing: Astros make roster room by designating Gregorio Petit for assignment - The Crawfish Boxes
Sad face. Altuve's former teammate leaves to make room for Jed Lowrie.

Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets head to the Mile High City to take on the dangerous Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.

Texas football: Start of Charlie Strong era sees drop in attendance - Burnt Orange Nation
A better on-field product and improvements to the game-day experience will be necessary for the Longhorns to boost attendance to the levels seen during the national championship run of 2009.

Possible Texas Tech QB Target: Skyline QB Kylan Johnson - Viva The Matadors
With Jarrett Stidham no longer on the radar, we consider other options at quarterback in the 2015 class for Texas Tech, with Skyline QB Kylan Johnson, who threw for 2,500 yards, 36 touchdowns and 0 interceptions.

Gary Patterson, Chris Del Conte, Peach Bowl and Chick-fil-A representatives discuss the Peach Bowl - Frogs O' War
TCU formally received their invitation to the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl on Tuesday at a press conference in the Four Sevens Room at TCU.

Kendal Briles to call plays for Cotton Bowl - Our Daily Bears
The first domino in finding out who might be Baylor's next titular offensive coordinator may have fallen.

Dana Holgorsen: A GBH Primer. - Good Bull Hunting
Why is the West Virginia coach so beloved? We attempt to find out.

Texas Longhorns Basketball Cruises Against Lipscomb, 106-61 - Barking Carnival
Tonight, Lipscomb's basketball team allowed us to answer a crucial question - what would happen if Barking Carnival had an open tryout for its readers, picked the best 10, had them practice for a...

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